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Traditional and Truffled Ramen Touch Down in Mira Mesa

Isshido Ramen opens this Sunday

Making its debut this Sunday, February 17 is Isshido Ramen, which opens in the Mira Mesa complex across the street from Menya Ultra Ramen. The 50-seat eatery, a former sandwich shop, has been remodeled and includes an open kitchen and ramen bar.

Its owners also run a ramen restaurant in Fukuoka, Japan, the birthplace of Hakata-style ramen. At Isshido, they’ll offer classic tonkotsu ramen, made with a milky boiled pork broth and topped with sliced pork belly and other garnishes, as well as a variety of other options that include Chicken Paitan with chicken breast and a shiitake mushroom and chicken soup and a vegan version made with spicy miso sesame-based stock and teriyaki tofu. They’re also bringing over a trend from Japan, adding a fresh truffle sauce and truffle oil to a twist on tonkotsu ramen that’s served with oyster mushrooms. The restaurant told Eater that they eventually plan to make noodles in house.

Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the eatery’s menu extends to pork tonkatsu stuffed with cheese and sesame leaves and sake-marinated prime steak, fried until medium rare, served with rice and salad. Additional dishes include udon, takoyaki, and oden, a wintertime dish that features vegetables and other ingredients simmered in a soy-flavored dashi broth. Sake and bottled beer are currently available, with draft beer to come.

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Isshido Ramen

8250 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92126